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After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

Guard unwittingly directs driverless car out of parking lot (VIDEO)

CCTV footage captured in the Philippines shows a security guard doing his good deed for the day by directing a reversing car out of a parking lot, …

Quantum Computer Comes Closer to Cracking RSA Encryption

Shor's algorithm performed in a system less than half the size experts expected Illustration: Science Photo Library/GettyQuantum computers are often …

Quantum Computing

Planning to bring a drone to India? Read this first...

Passengers entering India will now have to declare their possession of drones upon arrival. They will also have to pay an extra duty on it.<p>This is …

NASA’s Hubble Photographs ‘Blue Bubble’ Nebula Around A Distant Wolf–Rayet Star

Floating in the dark void of space some 30,000 light-years from Earth lies a gigantic blue bubble. This bubble, part of what is known as a …

The “super chill” reason SpaceX keeps aborting launches

Last night, SpaceX aborted its third attempt in four days to launch the SES-9 satellite, which bodes ill for a company hoping to demonstrate a speedy and predictable pace of rocket launches this year.<p>After bad weather on the first attempt, the last two failures to launch were linked to the upgraded …

Space Travel

Google Can Tell Exactly Where a Photo Was Taken

Google’s technology can already recognize objects in photos, like animals, plants, food and more. Now, the Mountain View, Calif. firm is developing …

Artificial Intelligence

At Tech Conference, Meet The Tesla Of Bikes And A Weaponized Phone

You might think of Barcelona as an enchanted, historic European city. This week, it's home to a massive tech gathering: the Mobile World Congress. Tens of thousands of people from every corner of the earth are there — many showcasing the novel ways they're connecting citizen-consumers to the …

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …